WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DEODORANT AND AN ANTIPERSPIRANT?
Anti-perspirants contain anti-perspirant actives – usually aluminum salts, which reduce the release of sweat from the sweat glands as they form temporary gel plugs in the most upper parts of the sweat pores. These plugs are removed over time by mechanical action and the natural skin renewal process. Anti-perspirants also have a deodorising effect as they inhibit bacterial growth due to a lower pH and the reduction of moisture in the axilla.
WHY DO THE NIVEA ANTIPERSPIRANTS CONTAIN ALUMINUM SALTS (E.G. ACH)?
WHY DO WE SWEAT?
You can also sweat due to emotional or psychological stress. In this case you mainly sweat in your armpit , on soles, palms and forehead. This type of sweat is not only produced by the eccrine sweat glands but also by apocrine sweat glands. Apocrine sweat consists of lipids and proteins, which are metabolised by skin bacteria and thus cause the characteristic body odour. Stress-induced sweating is part of an ancient evolutionary response to threatening situations (the “fight-or-flight” reaction) and plays an important role in our non-verbal communication. Our range of NIVEA Stress Protect Anti-Perspirant Deodorant provides extra protection against stress sweating.
IS IT HARMFUL TO INHIBIT PERSPIRATION BY THE USE OF ANTIPERSPIRANTS?
WHAT CAUSES BODY ODOUR?
WHY DO I HAVE TO SHAKE MY NIVEA ANTIPERSPIRANT OR DEODORANT SPRAY?
However, alcohol based NIVEA deodorant sprays do not need to be shaken.
WHICH DEODORANT OR ANTIPERSPIRANT CAN I USE AFTER HAIR REMOVAL?
IS MY PRODUCT FREE OF ALCOHOL?
CAN THE USE OF DEODORANTS CAUSE WHITE RESIDUES ON FABRIC?
CAN THE USE OF DEODORANTS CAUSE YELLOW STAINS IN TEXTILES?
However, it is important to note that yellow stains may occur also without presence of any antiperspirant ingredients, similar to a yellow stained collar, where skin lipids together with dirt particles of the air cause persistent stains which cannot be removed easily anymore. In some cases, staining is associated with bleeding of fabric dyes.
For anyone who would like to reduce the appearance of yellow marks on black or white clothes, we recommend using a deodorant from our NIVEA Invisible for Black & White range.
WHAT CAN I DO TO REMOVE YELLOWISH STAINS?
CAN THE USE OF DEODORANTS CAUSE COLOURED STAINS (E.G. GREEN, BROWN, RED BLUE) IN TEXTILES?
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.